Arugula has a long history and has been cultivated since Roman times. It was highly regarded by the ancient Romans and Egyptians for its flavor and believed to have aphrodisiac properties! Bet there was a large platter served at all those orgies they used to have...
Arugula has a distinct peppery and slightly bitter taste, which sets it apart from other salad greens. Its leaves are tender and often used in salads, as well as in various culinary dishes.
Arugula pairs well with both sweet and savory ingredients and is often used as a topping for pizzas, added to sandwiches, or used as an ingredient in pasta dishes and pesto sauces.